Despite everyday being a Sunday for nearly the last three weeks, we are in fact in the midst of Semana Santa and Bank Holidays.
Down here in Andalucía, this means that Thursday and Friday everything is closed – yes, we know; sounds silly.
Anyway, because of this Mercadona and Lidl will have new opening times for the period:
Mercadona: closed Thursday and Friday, but opens Saturday from 09.00h to 19.00h. Closed Sunday, of course.
Lidl: Closed Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Normal lock-down opening times for Saturday.
El Día: Closed Thursday and Friday. Saturday 09.00h to 19.00h. Closed Sunday.
Alcampo: Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09.00h to 20.30h. Sunday closed.
This information was obtained online but we phoned Al Campo and Mercadona to confirm their opening times, which is a good job that that we did as the online sources said that Al Campo was closed Thursday and Friday, whereas the actual supermarket in Motril confirmed that they were open those two days.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t confirm El Día because the only number given is the central office in Madrid and it was continually engaged. This was also the case for Lidl.
(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)